rui pereira references milanese street vendors in tanque containers
rui pereira references milanese street vendors in tanque containers rui pereira references milanese street vendors in tanque containers
apr 29, 2014

rui pereira references milanese street vendors in tanque containers

rui pereira references milanese street vendors in tanque containers
all images courtesy of rui pereira




portuguese, milan-based designer rui pereira has developed the ‘tanque’ collection in reference to milanese street vendors. wanting to pay homage to their ability to create functional objects from minimal resources, the containers can be used as vases or even as aquariums. the products  have been crafted in portugal by irmãos and manuel rêga using red clay mixed with ‘pedras salgadas’ granite and cryptomeria wood from the azores.


‘every week there is a market on my studio’s street, and it is amazing to see how vendors create and develop their own stands in order to exhibit fruits, flowers, fish and meat.’ says designer, rui pereira.


the project was part of the ‘terracotta everyday’ exhibition led by federazione italiana del design, FID with a collective of 10 young italian designers, presented during milan design week 2014 at superstudio.


plugging the cork stopper


perspective view


‘tanque’ side view


‘tanque’ front view





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